Vine House Farm Shop and Cafe opens this week in Deeping St Nicholas
A revamped farm shop and 70-seater cafe is set to open on Thursday - and promises to showcase some of the best food and drink from the area.
Vine House Farm Shop and Cafe, in Main Road, Deeping St Nicholas, says its new-look premises will have a expanded range of produce from a host of popular local names.
The in-store butchery will be run by south Lincolnshire's Grasmere Farm, while fresh bread and pastries will be provided by Spalding's Pacey's Bakery.
It will also stock home-made preserves from Pode Hole-based Saints and Sinners as well as products from Brick Pizza and gourmet frozen meals from Cook.
Lincolnshire-brewed ales and wines will also be sold - along with free-range eggs, sacks of potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Amy Wood, the farm shop and café general manager, said: "After many months of planning and hard work, the Vine House Farm team can’t wait to welcome our customers to our expanded farm shop and brand-new café.
"We are especially pleased to be working closely with Grasmere Farm and to be able to spotlight so many fabulous local producers, both in the farm shop and café."
Vine House Farm's bird food, feeders and accessories will also be sold at the farm shop. Its bird food is also sold nationwide through a successful mail order business.
Vine House hopes its 70-seater cafe can become a hub for the local community - with Deeping St Nicholas suffering from a lack of facilities.
The cafe will also have an outside decking area that overlooks the wildlife pond and gardens that surrounds the new facility.
Farm founder Nicholas Watts described the project as 'the realisation of a long-held dream'.
A Vine House statement added: "Nicholas and his family are passionate about British farming and sustainable, locally sourced produce and hope the larger farm shop will help showcase and celebrate the produce of Lincolnshire’s farmers and business-owners, as well as offer them support following the challenges they have faced in the last year."
The farm shop will be open from 8am to 5pm Mondays to Thursdays, as well as 9am to 4pm on Sundays.